Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author
It's high time we cleared the air regarding inflammation and all of the nasty consequences thereof. I've been preaching this stuff as an underlying theme throughout much of my writing, since first coming to T-mag (now T-Nation) a few years ago.
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN
Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.
Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.
"I'm sick. Should I train or not?"
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.
Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?
Advanced Bench Press Strategies
Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.
It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
In today's training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean.
Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.
We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.
It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.
When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.
First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.
Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!
We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.